Some people say that there's a Bengali in every one of us. Fortunately, the proof is quite delicious, as you'll discover this week.
Taste Buds Restaurant in Magna House, Magna Hypermarket at Habsiguda, is organising a Bengali Food Festival from 10th May. This will be the first of food festivals to be organized every month in different branches of the Taste Buds restaurants. The executive chef of the restaurant Tapash Kumar Saha, who also happens to be from Kolkata, will whip up some traditional dishes of Bengal, and the menu comprises:
Misti Pulau (a traditional Bengali rich rice preparation) Luchi (deep fried poori made of refined flour) Sada Bhat (aromatic grains of Gobindo bhog rice cooked plain) Shukto (a bitter sweet preparation of assorted vegetables) Beguni (crisp fried brinjal slices coated with chick pea flour) Aloo Bhaja (crisp fried potato) Potoler Dorma (stuffed ivy gourd napped in a rich yoghurt gravy) Chholar Dal (chana dal enriched with raisins and fried coconut finished with ghee) Aloo Phulkofir Dalna (cummin & ginger flavored preparation of cauliflower & potato) Jhinga Aloo Posto (ridge gourd and potatoes combined in a poppy seed paste gravy) Katla Macher Kaliya (the famous Carp fish from Bengal, tempered with nigella seeds and finished in a thin tomato gravy) Chingdi Macher Malai (tiger prawns gengly simmered in coconut milk - a speciality of Southern Bengal) Kosa Mongsho (lamb prepared the Bengali home style) Dhone Pata Murgir Jhol (a cilantro flavored thin broth like preparation of well marinated chicken) Amer Chutney (Sweet mango chutney to savor the finishing of main course) Rosogolla Payesh (roshogollas and kheer combined to ultimate perfection)
Each order comes with a free welcome drink of Aam Panna, a sharbat prepared with raw mangoes. The dishes can be savored till 13th May, and are available a la carte. For further details, please contact 2343-8570.